WHAT: XTERRA Knoxville
WHEN: June 2, 2019
WHERE: Ijams Nature Center-2915 Island Home Way, Knoxville, TN 37920 (map it)
The XTERRA Points Series moves to Knoxville, TN to bring one of the toughest and most exciting triathlons on the circuit. This race is part of the XTERRA Southeast Region and is an XTERRA USA Championship Qualifier.
Only two miles from downtown, Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness presents a unique urban playground for mountain bikers and trail runners alike. Winding through the Urban Wilderness, participants will encounter plenty of rocks, roots, and climbing to test their grit. XTERRA Knoxville will take participants through five parks, featuring the old quarries and hills of East Tennessee with a perfect balance of neighborhood backyard feel.
For XTERRA Knoxville race questions please contact Ryan Roma: ryan [at] dirtybirdevents.com or 865-356-6984.
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We are always looking for extra help immediately following events, and in the several days prior to race day. Friends and families of racers make perfect volunteers. We offer complimentary races to all of our wonderful volunteers. Depending on the event, here are some areas where we can use your help…
Event Set Up
Pre-Race Check In
Swim Course Safety
Transition Area Support
Aid Station Staff
Finish Line Support
Schedule of Events
Friday May 31, 2019
|5:00pm||Packet Pickup at Riversports Outfitters Begins|
|7:00pm||Packet Pickup Ends|
Saturday June 1, 2019
|12:00pm||Packet Pickup at Ijams Nature Center (Mead’s Quarry) Begins|
|1:30pm||Packet Pickup Ends|
Sunday June 2, 2019
|6:30am||Packet Pickup at Ijams Nature Center (Mead’s Quarry) Begins|
|6:30am||Transition Area Opens|
|7:30am||Packet Pickup Ends|
|8:00am||XTERRA Knoxville Triathlon Starts|
Course Info - XTERRA Triathlon
Distances: .75 Mile Swim | 16.6 Mile Mountain Bike | 4.6 Mile Trail Run
Open Water Swim – 1200 Meters (.75 mi)
The race begins with a mass start from the water at Mead’s Quarry. Swimmers will navigate a one lap, clockwise loop around the perimeter of the quarry before exiting for transition. A shoe drop is permitted for the short, but rocky, run up to transition.
Mountain Bike - 16.6 Miles
The course will explore some of the best single track trails that Knoxville has to offer. The bike course starts from the gravel parking lot at Mead’s Quarry and heads down the paved trail for nearly a half mile before funneling down into single track trails. There are plenty of opportunities to pass other bikers throughout the bike leg. There are 5 road crossings along the bike course. There is also a brief segment of road riding after the bike aid station (Anderson School).
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Trail Run - 4.6 Miles
The 4.6 mile course takes a stroll out of the quarry and into the wooded forests of South Knoxville and progressively gets tougher. Rolling hills give way to rocky ascents before ending with a punishing climb around Mead’s Quarry. The views around the quarry are amazing, but you have to earn it first. This is also the run course for XTERRA Knoxville 4.6 mile trail race.
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All aid stations will be stocked with water, electrolyte drink, gels, bars, fruit, snacks, and basic first aid supplies.
Aid Station #1 – Mile .75 (Transition Area)
Aid Station #1– Mile 8.6 (Anderson School)
Aid Station #2 – Mile 16.6 (Transition Area)
Aid Station #1 – Mile 3.1 (Transition)
Aid Station #2 – Mile 4.6 (Finish Line)